Nashville Field Division

Man Sentenced for Unlawfully Possessing Destructive Device

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Jackson, TN – A West Tennessee man has been sentenced to federal prison for unlawfully possessing an improvised destructive device. Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the sentence today.

According to information presented in court, in May 2015, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office received a complaint of a domestic disturbance at a residence in Trezevant, Tennessee. Deputies met with the complainant and homeowner, who advised that Milton Edward Strain III, 30, of Trezevant, Tennessee, was in possession of a grenade.

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U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
ATF MOST WANTED
Fugitive May Be Armed And Dangerous. Do Not Attempt To Apprehend.
24-hour telephone: 1-888-ATF-TIPS
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Defendant in Murder Case Pleads to Felony Firearm Possession

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Memphis, TN – A defendant allegedly involved in the murder of 7-year-old Kirsten Williams has pled guilty in federal court to a separate charge of unlawfully possessing a firearm. Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the guilty plea today.

According to information presented in court, Jordan Clayton, 22, of Memphis, unlawfully possessed a Glock .40 caliber pistol.

Head Governor of FAM Mob Sentenced to 120 Months

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Memphis, TN – The alleged head governor of FAM Mob, a violent street gang based throughout North Memphis and Shelby County, has been sentenced to 120 months for felony firearm possession. Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, announced the sentencing today.

According to information presented in court, 28-year-old Jarvis Lewis, aka Jabo, of Memphis, unlawfully possessed a Jimenez Arms 9mm pistol.

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U.S. Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
ATF MOST WANTED
Fugitive May Be Armed And Dangerous. Do Not Attempt To Apprehend.
24-hour telephone: 1-888-ATF-TIPS
To Provide Information Please Call 1-888-283-8477. All calls will be kept confidential.

ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Burglary

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MT. JULIET, Tenn. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Mt. Juliet Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from nRange, a federal firearm licensee (FFL).

On Jan. 6, 2016, the nRange, 9904 Lebanon Road, Mt. Juliet, was burglarized and approximately 11 firearms were reported stolen to the Mt. Juliet Police Department.

ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Burglary

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Hendersonville, Tenn. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Hendersonville Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from Guns and Leather, a federal firearm licensee (FFL). ATF is offering the reward in the amount of $3000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $6000.

Joshua Brandon Hinkle Sentenced to 110 Months for A-PVP Distribution Conspiracy

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Joshua Brandon Hinkle, 30, of Chuckey, Tenn., was sentenced on Oct. 20, 2015, by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 110 months in federal prison for his role in an extensive a-PVP (alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone) distribution conspiracy centered in northeast Tennessee, southwest Virginia and western North Carolina.

Sentences Imposed in Marion Drug Cases

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United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced that on September 24, 2015, sentences were imposed in a case involving the distribution of substantial amounts of marijuana, cocaine and crack cocaine in and around Marion, Alabama. The small rural community had been the focus of a three-year federal investigation into drug trafficking, gun violence and money laundering involving numerous state and federal agencies.

Alleged Members of the Gangster Disciples Indicted for Roles in Attempted Murder of Five Teens

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Memphis, TN – Several alleged members of the Gangster Disciples have been indicted federally for their roles in the attempted murder of five teenagers in South Memphis.

U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III; Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich; Memphis Police Director Toney Armstrong; Shelby County Sheriff Bill Oldham; Special Agent in Charge for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Steven Gerido; and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge Todd McCall announced the superseding indictment today.

Mobile County Man Sentenced To 37 Months For Possession of Stolen Firearm

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The United States Attorney Kenyen Brown announces that Devine Kun a 20 year old, resident of Mobile, Alabama was sentenced today to 37 months incarceration followed by three years of supervised release for possession of a Taurus .22 caliber pistol.

On June 16, 2015, Mr. Kun pled guilty to possessing the firearm and to participating in the burglary of the home where the firearm was stolen.

ATF Offers Reward in Gun Store Burglary

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Roebuck, Ala.— The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Birmingham Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry - announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from the Scotts Jewelry and Pawn, a federal firearm licensee (FFL). ATF is offering the reward in the amount of $2500, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $5000.

Montgomery Man Sentenced to 465 Months for Federal Carjacking, Drug Crimes, and Gun Crimes

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Montgomery, Ala. – Seandarius Savage (21), a resident of Montgomery, was sentenced on September 3, 2015, by visiting United States District Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr., from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida to 465 months in prison and 5 years of supervised release for federal carjacking, drug crimes, and gun crimes, announced U.S. Attorney George L. Beck, Jr. for the Middle District of Alabama.

Nashville Woman Pleads Guilty To Witness Tampering Charges

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – September 4, 2015 – Laquanda Boyce, age 33, of Nashville pleaded guilty on September 4, 2015, to conspiring with Michael Calloway aka Oso, 20, also of Nashville, to tamper with a witness, announced United States Attorney David Rivera. Boyce and Calloway were indicted in May of this year after trying to pay a witness to change his testimony.

Gangster Disciples Member Receives 120 Months in Federal Prison

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Memphis, TN – A 22-year-old member of the Gangster Disciples has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for felony possession of a firearm. The sentencing was announced today by Edward L. Stanton III, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee.

Gregory Shaw a.k.a. Violent is part of a Ripley, TN-based subset of the Gangster Disciples, one of the nation’s largest gangs. According to the indictment, on November 4th, 2014, Shaw knowingly possessed a Smith & Wesson .380 caliber pistol. He was a felon at the time.

Up to $10,000 Reward For Information On Gun Store Burglary

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Birmingham Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) – the trade association for the firearms industry – announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction for those responsible for the theft of firearms from the Sentinel Firearms (formerly ATI), a federal firearm licensee (FFL). ATF is offering the reward in the amount of $5000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $10,000.

Federal Indictments Charge Federal Firearm Offenses Project Safe Neighborhood Prosecutions

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United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announces that Indictments charging defendants with federal firearms charges were unsealed today. This action follows early morning arrests of many of these defendants, by a multi-agency group of law enforcement led by Special Agents and Task Force Officers of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

Four Additional Defendants Sentenced on A-PVP (A.K.A. “Gravel” or “Flakka”) Conspiracy Charges

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Ronnie Lee Shelton, 43, and Brenda Lee Bolton, 46, both of Greeneville, Tenn., Eric Matthew Vance, 33, of Blountville, Tenn., and Geri Kim Ward, 33, of Church Hill, Tenn., were sentenced between August 18 and August 20, 2015, by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, U.S. District Court Judge, to federal prison terms of 235 months, 95 months, 135 months and 78 months respectively.

Richard McNeal Hillman sentenced to 188 Months on A-PVP (A.K.A. “Gravel” or “Flakka”) and Firearms Charges

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Richard McNeal Hillman, 54, of Kingsport, Tenn., was sentenced on August 13, 2015, by the Honorable R. Leon Jordan, U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 188 months in federal prison for his leadership role in an extensive a-PVP (alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone) distribution conspiracy centered in northeast Tennessee, southwest Virginia and western North Carolina and for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

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